Days after the Union Home Ministry issued a new set of guidelines for ‘Unlock 4.0’, allowing significant relaxations, Mizoram also came up with its own set of rules for Unlock 4.0 till September 30, an official said on Tuesday.
Mizoram government has decided to imposed state-wide total lockdown till May 31 and the total lockdown was also observed in Aizawl city area and 10 others district headquarters till June 30 to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.
Between August 16 and August 23, the complete lockdown was again clamped in Aizawl city area to expedite contact tracing following the surge in locally transmitted cases.
The order issued on Monday night said that the government has decided to continue to relax certain economic activities with an emphasis on the precautionary measures.
Though there is not much change, the new order said that all commercial activities will function normally.
Business shops will be allowed to open with a maximum of three keepers and six in cases of godown or big store subject to the consent of community leaders of the locality where the shops or godowns are located.
Apart from maintaining safety protocol, all shops have to keep detailed records of their customers, the order said.
The inter-state border will be opened every day at only three entry points- Vairengte and Bairabi on the Mizoram-Assam border and Kanhmun on the state border with Tripura for vehicles carrying commodities.
However, inter-state movement of people through the three entry points will be allowed only on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays to facilitate screening and quarantine, the order said.
Though the lone Lengpui airport will be open every day for cargo flights, passenger flights are allowed to operate only Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Among others, educational institutions and religious congregations will continue to be closed.
Marriage, funeral and anniversary celebrations are allowed with a ceiling of 50 attendees and that of sports practice with 25 attendees.
Irrespective of self-imposed lockdown by a particular locality or area, the order said only the state chief secretary or district deputy commissioners are allowed to announce containment zones and lockdown.
Night curfew will be clamped in all district headquarters, including state capital Aizawl from 8:30 pm to 4:30 am, it said.
Mizoram on Tuesday reported 1 new Covid-19 case, taking the state tally to 1,012.
There are 402 active patients and a total of 610 people have already recovered.